Situated in an Italian renaissance building, designed by local architect Edward Salomons and originally built in 1872 for the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank, King Street Townhouse is a part of Eclectic Hotel Collection based in
What’s it like?
The hotel exudes a boutique twee vibe across its spaces. The architect has managed to blend a rich classic vibe with very contemporary accommodation. Its reception area is compact but charming. Restaurants are on this level and the lift takes you to the rest of the storeys.
Where is it?
It is located within the upper King Street Conservation Area of Manchester city centre. It is about a 10-minute drive from Manchester Piccadilly station.
It features 40 rooms and suites that are categorised as Snug (25 sqm), Cosy (28 sqm), Comfy (32 sqm), Luxury Junior suites (40 sqm) and suites (45 sqm). On my one night stay in Manchester, I stayed in a Luxury Junior suite that featured a separate living space with a work desk and a comfortable bedroom with a bathtub inside it. While the design of the suite is modern, old-world elements are incorporated subtly. The pastel walls lend a calming feel to the ambience. I loved sitting in the lounge and scrolling through the books in its little library beside the flatscreen TV — a perfect nook.
Food and Drink
I quite enjoyed a low-key breakfast at Tavern, its all-day dining restaurant. There is an interesting menu to order from at breakfast since the buffet spread isn’t elaborate. There is an adjoining Afternoon Tea Lounge for classic English afternoon teas and The Mezzanine Lounge that overlooks Tavern.
‘The Cellars’ has two event spaces — a wine cellar and a private dining room. When the weather permits, the hotel’s rooftop can be booked for events too. There are also Small and Large Hubs that can accommodate 30 and 50 people respectively. The South Terrace is available for hire for larger events since it can fit around 150 persons.
Amid ‘The Cellars’ is also a luxurious 20-seater screening room. The hotel has various screening packages and you can even hire the venue on a private basis. There is a fitness centre and the highlight of the hotel is its stunning infinity spa pool that overlooks Manchester’s Town Hall. There is also a steam room here.
Verdict: If you like an entire experience with history, architecture, modern rooms and boutique amenities, this one is for you.
Price: Upwards of £148/₹13,777
Contact: King Street Townhouse, 10 Booth Street, Upper King Street, M2 4AW, Manchester, UK